Baby Macaw, ten days old, help please
by Amber Pickle
(Waco, Georgia, USA)
Our Macaws have just started mating, they've hatched 4 babies. The first three died after the third day. I pulled the fourth hatchling about 8 hours after hatching. He has been doing fine. I've been feeding him Gerber rice baby cereal. His space is kept a constant 85 - 92 degrees. This is his 10th day. He had been eating every two hours, starting to graduate to three.
He was fine this morning, I went in to feed him at 11:00 and he is sleeping very hard. He has developed a lot of air in the top of his craw. One hour later I went in and he was still sleeping, I tried to rouse him but he seems very lethargic.
Can anyone tell me what is wrong, if anything is wrong, and how I can fix it?
I really appreciate any help you can give me.